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    08 February 2015

    The Script

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    Irish smash hit pop/rock band The Script will be returning to South Africa in February 2015 in support of their new album ‘No Sound Without Silence’.

    Start time: 20:00
    End time: 23:00
    Date updated: 15 October 2014
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    Venue: Grand West Arena
    Address:
    Cape Town, South Africa

    06 February 2015

    Takealot Cape Town 10′s Tournament

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    Billed as the world’s largest rugby 10s contest, the takealot.com Cape Town 10s rugby tournament, which takes over Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point on Friday, 6 and Saturday, 7 February 2015, is the sporting and social highlight of the year.

    With a mere 24 teams participating in 2009, the year it all started, 2014 was a highlight with over 2,200 rugby and netball players across 130 teams, strutting their stuff both on- and off the field.

    RUGBY & NETBALL

    150 teams are set to go head-to-head in approximately 800 games during this two-day sporting challenge. Fans can catch international rugga legends alongside some of South Africa’s very own icons, like John Smit, Butch James, Percy Montgomery, Bob Skinstad and Rob Fleck (the latter two are the founders of the event), as they scrum up for this adrenaline-pumping tournament. What’s more, after 2014 saw the fist addition of netball to the sporting repertoire, we looking at 50 netball teams billed to shoot hoops during the tourney.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    This event is not just about the sporting rugby action though; the much-loved Mother City tournament is, in fact, also one big jol featuring top-notch musical acts, dress-up competitions, plenty of food and wine stalls, a huge beer tent (said to be Africa’s biggest) and even entertainment and sports clinics for the little ones. The day’s activities on both Friday and Saturday will culminate in big parties that are bound to be unforgettable.

    ABOUT 10s RUGBY

    Unlike other rugby union variants, such as rugby sevens and beach rugby, that were developed in major rugby nations, rugby 10s is said to have originated in Malaysia (a nation that is yet to make its debut at the Rugby World Cup). The rules are very similar to those of rugby sevens, but teams consist of 10 players, usually five forwards and five backs, and the games are much shorter than standard rugby, typically consisting of two 10-minute halves.

    ABOUT 10s NETBALL

    The new addition of netball to the 2014 tournament has sparked huge interest. We are looking at hosting 50 netball teams that play to official NSA rules on the Green point cricket oval. The well groomed grass surface is perfect for levelling the playing field between teams and so much kinder on the knees! The games consist of two 10-minute halves.

    Start time: 08:00
    End time: 17:00
    Date updated: 07 January 2015
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    Venue: Hamilton Stadium Green Point
    Address:
    Cape Town
    Cost: From R100

    05 February 2015

    80S REWIND FESTIVAL

    GrandWest is gearing up to host some of the biggest artists and bands from the 1980s in February 2015 when the 80s Rewind Festival hits Cape Town. Amongst the stars performing at the Grand Arena on 5 February 2015 are these great artists:

    • Billy Ocean
    • Heather Small (from M People)
    • Go West
    • Nik Kershaw
    • Wang Chung
    • Hazell Dean
    • Katrina (ex Katrina & The Waves) – “Walking on Sunshine”
    • Cutting Crew – “I just died in your arms tonight”

    Fans can expect to hear a diverse array of 80s chart-toppers such as “African Queen”, “King of Wishful Thinking”, “Wouldn’t it be Good”, “Moving on Up”, “Living on the Ceiling” and “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” to name but a few. Hazell Dean is well known for her SA number one hit “They Say it is Gonna Rain”.

    This will be the third time that the 80s Rewind Festival has come to South African shores. With three massive festivals in the UK, as well as events in Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, the event’s following has grown tremendously since it was first held in England in 2009.

    Start time: 19:00
    End time: 22:00
    Date updated: 12 January 2015
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    Venue: Grand West Arena
    Address:
    Cape Town
    Cost: R420

    03 February 2015

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    South Africa currently leads in online shopping but with other countries in Africa now seeing connectivity increase, the eCommerce market in Africa holds great potential. The eCommerce Africa Confex is Africa’s leading event dedicated to all aspects of selling online. This two day event is a topical blend of conference sessions combined with an exhibition showcase. Be sure not to miss out. – See more at: http://www.cticc.co.za/event/ecommerce-africa-confex#sthash.ocUecms8.dpuf

    Start time: 07:30
    End time: 19:00
    Date updated: 07 January 2015
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    Venue: Cape Town International Convention Center
    Address:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Cost: R120

    31 January 2015

    The Cape Town J&B Met

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    The haute couture equestrian event of the year is ‘Made for the Mix’ in 2015

    Horse racing is as much a part of summer as are visits to the beach and poolside cocktails, and what better way to experience this sizzling season than at one of South Africa’s most celebrated outdoor social, fashion and sporting events of the year.

    This year’s theme, ‘Made for the Mix’, celebrates the unique result that comes from mixing contrasting elements and encourages the well-heeled to shake things up on the fashion front with multiple styles of sophisticated and glamorous garb. After all, while tradition and equestrian pageantry may constitute the core of the historical horse race, the J&B Met is just as much about ground-breaking haute couture that challenges conventions and celebrates bold attitudes. Or, more simply, it’s about decadence, debauchery and ‘who’ you’re wearing.

    Start time: 10:00
    End time: 12:00
    Date updated:
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    Venue: Kenilworth Race Course
    Address:
    Rosemead Avenue, Cape Town, South Africa
    Cost: R125-R250

    17 January 2015

    Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

    Kaapse klopse’ or Cape Town Minstrel Carnival: The city of Cape Town comes alive to celebrate new year in a raucous carnival the likes of which are not seen elsewhere in the world, unless you’re ready to compare it with the mardi gras in New Orleans and the carnevale in Rio de Janeiro, which it isn’t, not quite, although certainly it has its roots therein.

    The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, as it’s officially known, takes place every year at new year when thousands of musicians, singers, dancers and tailors connected to them, gear themselves for the traditional ‘Kaapse klopse’ or ‘Coon carnival’ (its more common name – although this isn’t a particularly politically correct term in the ‘new South Africa’).

    The origin of the carnival stretches back to the 19th century and has its origins in the time of slavery in Cape Town, when the original citizens of District Six were allowed their one day off on January 1st. The event, which has developed a distinct Cape flavour, is also supposed to have ties to the minstrel entertainers who stopped off in Cape Town on huge American ocean liners, over 100 years ago.

    Over ten thousand costumed, banjo-picking musicians and dancers, their faces painted white, as opposed to the original black-painted faces of the visiting minstrels, parade and march through the streets, followed by a series of dance, singing and costume competitions at Green Point Stadium.

    With band names like ‘dixies’, ‘the district six band’, and songs like ‘take me to Mannenberg’, this is a celebration of life and new year, rather than a reflection on the days of slavery, for most of those involved are third or fourth generation, and the more garish the costume, and the more the banjo tunes can make your feet tap, the better.

    Start time: 08:00
    End time: 17:00
    Date updated: 05 August 2014
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    Venue: Cape Town City Central

    12 January 2015

    Russel Peters Almost Famous World Tour

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    ​A sought-after comedian internationally, Peters has set records for sales and attendance at his shows around the world. In 2007, he was the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, in 2009 he set another sales record at London’s 02 Arena when he sold over 16 000 tickets to his show, and in 2010, he performed for an audience of over 13 800 in Sydney, Australia, which was the largest stand-up comedy show in Australian history. His 2012 Notorious World Tour is also one of the biggest comedy tours ever. The tour took Peters to 26 countries, with over 200 performances attended by more than 300 000 fans.

    Start time: 19:00
    End time: 22:00
    Date updated: 12 January 2015
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    Venue: Grand West Arena
    Address:
    Cape Town
    Cost: R300

    10 January 2015

    Manhattans Soulful Sounds

    “Let’s Dance” with The Manhattans (USA), Donald, Micasa & The Soil. Ft DJ Sbu & Tbo Touch.

    All day event
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    Venue: Cape Town International Convention Center
    Address:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Cost: R495-R1950

    10 January 2015

    L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

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    Don your blue and white for one of the most high-profile highlights of the horse racing calendar!

    Rated as one of the world’s top five horse racing events by The Telegraph in Britain, this internationally recognised and locally renowned highlight is one of the most established equestrian to-dos on the globe’s calendar.

    The illustrious competition offers up an assortment of lavish entertainment to accompany the thunder of horse hooves round the green, including haute couture challenges, a killer after party and an afternoon filled with shoulder rubbing and schmoozing.

    So, aside from watching buxom chestnuts and dapple greys vie against each other for the right to run in the American Breeders’ Cup – it’s the biggest race day in the USA –attendees can look forward to lots of glamorous fun in the sun.

    Start time: 11:00
    End time: 23:00
    Date updated: 07 January 2015
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    Venue: Kenilworth Race Course
    Address:
    Rosmead Avenue Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa
    Cost: R300-R2500

    09 January 2015

    International T20 SA vs West Indies

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    Start time: 18:00
    End time: 22:00
    Date updated:
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    Venue: Newlands Stadium
    Address:
    Cape Town
    Cost: R130-R220